The Wayfarer

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
+1 805 845 1000

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8.7

Excellent
based on 684 reviews
The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.1 km
Location rating 9.2
Nearest Airport Santa Barbara
Distance to airport 13.7 km

Rooms

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Deluxe Rooms

C$ 342+

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C$ 342 per night

King Rooms

C$ 202+

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C$ 202 per night
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C$ 236 per night
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King bed
C$ 257 per night
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King bed
C$ 261 per night

Queen Rooms

C$ 169+

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C$ 169 per night
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C$ 191 per night
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C$ 244 per night
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C$ 258 per night
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C$ 274 per night
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C$ 284 per night
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C$ 323 per night
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C$ 334 per night
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C$ 371 per night
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C$ 382 per night

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bring an eye in 3 reviews
close to the beach in 35 reviews
communal kitchen in 7 reviews
free coffee in 26 reviews
funk zone in 9 reviews
good breakfast in 98 reviews
great location in 112 reviews
hostel and hotel in 48 reviews
restaurants breweries in 19 reviews
rooms are very comfortable in 5 reviews
santa barbara in 10 reviews
single bed in 44 reviews
small room in 88 reviews
space was small in 8 reviews
staff was great in 103 reviews
swimming pool in 45 reviews
walking distance in 36 reviews
  • Okay
    Aug. 2019
    5.8

    If you like funky, creative and music stuff - place for you in terms of location. 5 min walk to the beach and some really great looking bars and restaurants - although probably not suitable if you have a young family. 10 min walk into main shopping area

    We were looking forward to getting into the pool after a long drive, but there was a private pool party all afternoon and until early evening - which was very lively! from looking at the notice board, these are every other Sunday, so good to know. As there were kitchen facilities in the main lobby there was nothing in the room, although a fridge would have been good. the room was tiny and had a flip down bed above the main bed - which I was aware of - and the kids did like but with 3 people and bags, it was very hard to manoeuvre around the room

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    8.8

    The hotel was located in a good spot. Loved that we had use of bicycles to ride around the beautiful area.

    The room was a little smail. There was no spot to open up your luggage and no end tables by the bed to place your things on. The shower was right in front of the toilet and you got the floor wet when you took a shower. It was a communal breakfast with some ready items but if you want something else you had to make it yourself.

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    9.3

    Very clean, trendy. Location was excellent.

    Room was small

  • Good
    Jul. 2019
    6.8

    The pool, kitchen and beds

    Expensive pre payment taken without notice

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    10.0

    Tricia at the Front Desk was so amazing and made my stay unforgettable!!! She is amazing as well as all staff on property and I would highly recommend staying here if you come to Santa Barbara!

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About

Overview

The Wayfarer is a unique hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Described with the “social traveler in mind,” it is decorated in a lighthearted style and features a blend of comfortable and private guest rooms along with dorm-style hostel rooms for the more budget-centered traveler. The hybrid hotel is in the heart of the city and less than 1,000 feet from the local Amtrak Train Station. It is part of the city’s Funk Zone and is walking distance to Antioch College, West Beach and the area’s theaters and great eateries. The hotel is also less than ten miles from the Santa Barbara Airport. Though it is designed for the budget-conscious travelers, it is not a bare bones hotel. Visitors can enjoy the use of the outdoor pool, the free daily breakfast, the game room, the onsite laundry facilities, the community kitchen, bike rentals, and more. The property also features free WiFi throughout, and parking for guests is available for an additional fee. The 27 private rooms all feature 42” LCD TVs, luxury linens, private baths, and use of the concierge, storage lockers, and business services. The shared dormitories are gender specific and visitors can book their individual beds. All of the dorms have private lockers and premium entertainment systems with TVs, work areas, and premium linens. Single or group reservations are accepted. Just steps from some of the most interesting destinations and appealing galleries, beaches, restaurants, and activities, the Wayfarer is a unique property for those who like affordable travel in stylish and amenities-rich locations.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.7 Excellent

based on 684 reviews

9.5

Service

9.4

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

4.4

Value

Things to Know

  • Modern hostel
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Stylish hostel

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Concierge service
Bicycle rental
Game room
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Free parking
Storage available
Hiking
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Elevator

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • West Beach 0.5 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 0.8 km
  • Stearns Wharf 0.9 km
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara 1 km
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 1.2 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1.3 km

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